S. Korea offers talks with N. Korea on Winter Olympics

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GETTYNorth Korea carried out a series of missile tests last year

Pyongyang wants talks on sending its athletes and other officials to the February Olympics to be held at a later date so that next Monday's talks can focus primarily on the North Korean art troupe's participation in the Games, Seoul's Unification Ministry said.

Putin's unusually warm words for the secretive leader came after North and South Korean officials held their first direct talks in more than two years on Tuesday, as diplomatic efforts continue to try to defuse tensions over Kim's nuclear program.

Meanwhile, North Korean propaganda website Uriminzokkiri said last Friday South Korea should "permanently halt" its annual military drills with the United States, which South Korean President Moon Jae In and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump agreed to temporarily postpone until after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next month.

A year which saw the North Korean regime develop nuclear weapons that could reach the USA mainland, as well as conduct its most powerful nuclear bomb test ever, made war a seemingly ever-likely prospect - but it appears to have had the opposite effect.

Trump and Kim have traded bellicose rhetoric and crude insults over the a year ago, as North Korea has accelerated weapons tests and appears on the cusp of having a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the US mainland.

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The value of Chinese goods exported to North Korea last month fell 23 percent year on year, according to data released Friday by China's General Administration of Customs.

Emphasising the shared ethnicity of the two countries, both also agreed on a policy of continuing senior official-level meetings and sectoral meetings. All told, trade between the two sides fell nearly 51 percent during the month. North Korea has reportedly notified South Korea of its restoration of a military communication line with South Korea.

President Trump said on Wednesday the United States was willing to speak to North Korea "under the right circumstances", although it was far from clear whether this would pay dividends.

The article concluded that North Korea "will open the door of dialogue, contact and travel to anyone in South Korea, including the ruling party and opposition parties, organizations and individual personages of all backgrounds, if they truly want national reconciliation and unity".

After North Korea tested its most powerful nuclear device yet and launched missiles capable of reaching the U.S., the U.N. Security Council imposed a series of sanctions restricting oil imports and cutting off about 90 percent of its export revenue.

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